The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 83 66 55
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 29 62 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.18% 2.54% 2.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.04% 11.48% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 27
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £150 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £406 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +12.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.81%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
480 540 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.56% 22.13% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 240 238
Average daily rate £375 £338 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 24 36
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 20 £338 +12.50% 7
Bracknell -13 6 £170 -19.04%
Slough +5 2 £150 - 2
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (64.62%) Windows 7
3 36 (55.38%) Security Cleared
4 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
4 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
5 23 (35.38%) MS Office
6 20 (30.77%) MS Excel
7 19 (29.23%) SCCM
7 19 (29.23%) SC Cleared
7 19 (29.23%) DV Cleared
8 17 (26.15%) Migration
9 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (18.46%) SQL
10 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (18.46%) MSI
11 11 (16.92%) ITIL
11 11 (16.92%) Application Packaging
11 11 (16.92%) Windows 8
12 10 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (15.38%) DNS
13 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
13 9 (13.85%) MCSE
14 7 (10.77%) MCP
14 7 (10.77%) VB
14 7 (10.77%) DHCP
14 7 (10.77%) SCOM
15 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
15 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
15 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.62%) Documentum
4 2 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.08%) Live Communications Server
4 2 (3.08%) Lync
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (35.38%) MS Office
2 20 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) DNS
2 7 (10.77%) DHCP
3 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.62%) Firewall
5 2 (3.08%) VPN
5 2 (3.08%) VoIP
6 1 (1.54%) WAN
6 1 (1.54%) LAN
6 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) MS Access
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) DB2
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) MSI
2 2 (3.08%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (3.08%) WinRunner
2 2 (3.08%) TestDirector
2 2 (3.08%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (3.08%) French Language
2 1 (1.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Support Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Applications Packager
3 9 (13.85%) Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (10.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (9.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (7.69%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Help Desk Technician
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) IT Support
8 2 (3.08%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.08%) WSH
3 1 (1.54%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.15%) Clustering
3 3 (4.62%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.62%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) PDA
5 1 (1.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (64.62%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (16.92%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.08%) AIX
8 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Migration
2 11 (16.92%) ITIL
3 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
3 6 (9.23%) Network Management
4 4 (6.15%) Validation
5 3 (4.62%) Software Delivery
5 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.08%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.08%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.08%) Project Management
6 2 (3.08%) Change Management
6 2 (3.08%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.08%) Software Distribution
6 2 (3.08%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (3.08%) High Availability
7 1 (1.54%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.54%) Analytics
7 1 (1.54%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.54%) Server Building
7 1 (1.54%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) SQL
2 7 (10.77%) VB
3 5 (7.69%) VBA
4 1 (1.54%) VBScript
4 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (55.38%) Security Cleared
2 19 (29.23%) SC Cleared
2 19 (29.23%) DV Cleared
3 12 (18.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (13.85%) MCSE
5 7 (10.77%) MCP
6 4 (6.15%) MCTS
7 2 (3.08%) MCITP
7 2 (3.08%) MCSA
8 1 (1.54%) ISEB
8 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.08%) vSphere
6 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (29.23%) SCCM
2 7 (10.77%) SCOM
3 5 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (6.15%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.08%) Netcool
5 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (52.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) VMware
3 4 (6.15%) Remedy
3 4 (6.15%) McAfee
4 3 (4.62%) HP
4 3 (4.62%) EMC
4 3 (4.62%) Citrix
5 2 (3.08%) Veritas
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco
6 1 (1.54%) Google
6 1 (1.54%) LANDesk
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